In his technical presentation Alistair will cover the use of Varnish reverse proxy cache to get the ultimate speed from your php application. With a focus on Magento which has had its performance questioned, he will show how Varnish can help you improve the performance of your application.
He will look at the setup required to use Varnish to cache application pages and also explore some of the advanced features provided by Varnish such as load balancing and Edge Side Includes ESI. Alistair will explore the things you should consider to make your application compatible with Varnish. Based on benchmarked figures he will show how Varnish can allow you to serve millions of hits an hour from a very small cluster of servers. Showing how php applications can be scaled to host even the biggest and most traffic heavy applications.